Placer Community Foundation CEO Veronica Blake was featured in the Sacramento Bee for her housing insights in a special report.
“The county should clear the path for developers to do what they do best: build homes, not write checks,” writes Blake. “Right now, it’s tough for builders to produce market-rate units, let alone affordable ones. On average, a project is $70,000 per unit in the red due to pre-development fees before even breaking ground. And the permitting and approval process takes years and years. The result: new housing in Placer County is designed for high price points.”
Read the full story on the Sac Bee’s website, or pick up a hard copy.